The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) flying onboard the terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite captured this image on February 2, 2006. The Augustine Volcano can be distinguished partly by the red outline, indicating a ground surface much hotter than its surroundings. The volcano's ash plume is pale gray-beige, barely darker than the nearby clouds. However, the clouds can be discerned from the ash by their distinct dot-like pattern.
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC
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